Monday, January 17, 2011

a brief visit to the windy city

Back in July, I had to go to Milwaukee for work. We worked really long days all week so when the weekend finally arrived and we were given a break, we decided to take advantage! We did some fun things in Milwaukee (which I'll write about in a later post) but we also took a road trip down to Chicago. The drive was less than two hours (including bits of traffic here and there) but it was so easy. That's also why lots of times, travel advisors recommend that when you're headed to Chicago, you could fly into Milwaukee General Mitchell Airport if it's cheaper (though, you'd want to factor in the costs to get to Chicago from Milwaukee).

Our trip was brief (total of 4 hours, maybe?) but it was fun.

First, we took some photos at the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower) and then we found a parking garage and then headed towards Cloud Gate a.k.a. 'the bean.' It's an art installation which is pretty cool. It's v. reflective so you can take photos of your own reflection in it and you see the city skyline in it as well. The concept is interesting. On our walk, we saw a few props for the upcoming Transformers movie.
Sears Tower a.k.a. Willis Tower

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

yelp!

I love yelp and it's getting bigger every year! They are international now, so I started reviewing the restaurants I dined at during my mini break in November. It's a great place to look up places to eat (based on budget, food genre, location). They haven't invaded any Asian countries yet, but a good portion of Western Europe is represented as well as North America.What's this?

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

road trips

I'm not a fan of road trips because I don't sitting in a car for too long.

However, for those of you that do enjoy driving, enter gas buddy's trip calculator. You can enter in a bunch of stuff (your car, destination, etc.) and it'll spit out the cheapest gas places along your route.
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